The scouts movement is a voluntary non-political educational movement for young people, open to all irrespective of race, origin or faith. It has over 38 million members in over 200 countries on all continents. In Austria, there are around 85,000 scouts, members of over 300 groups that are all under the aegis of the parent organization "Austrian Scouts and Guides" association.
The four stamps illustrate the principles of the scouts movement. Each stamp bears the movement's symbol, the lily, while the background is made up of the words of the scout's promise as a continuous text. The scout's promise is a voluntary commitment by means of which the young person joins the movement and learns to assume responsibility at a young age. It is complemented by a social commitment under the motto "To do a good deed every day."